2005 Toyota Avalon Toyota Avalon 2005

We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2005 Toyota Avalon repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 47 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2005 Toyota Avalon.

2005 Toyota Avalon repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (37%)

Worried about potential repair costs? An extended warranty can provide peace of mind.

Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Avalon in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

158200 mi

US $602
New rotors and pads on emergency brakes and cleaning rnand rust removal. Plus cleaning. 
Jun 2015

159000 mi
minor oil leak. no repair, would cost $3300. Update September 2018: never fixed. Will give car as-is to granddaughter. 
Sep 2016

170000 mi

US $291
Right cv joint dropping grease on driveway. Replaced CV joint (axle). 
Toyota Avalon in Maryland, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2014
Nov 2012

68000 mi

US $700
alternator went at 70K miles. replaced with new one. 
Toyota Avalon in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2017
Oct 2015

193500 mi

US $480
Had to replace something in the wheels and balance tires. 
Jun 2017

211000 mi

US $3500
Replaced tie rods, might have also replaced the steering rack Replaced traction control system 
Toyota Avalon in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

178000 mi

US $300
Wiper motor replaced 
Nov 2016

208000 mi

US $100
Changed out front caliper, rotor and pads. 
Toyota Avalon in Delaware, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
May 2014

48800 mi
Telescope function via lever. Would spontaneously release. Toyota offered "warranty enhancement" to repair defect (instead of a recall). Car fixed at dealership. 
Dec 2014

56000 mi

US $60
Ignition - One of the spark plug coils died. Diagnosed via OBD reader, replaced coil with new DENSO unit purchased Amazon. Quick & Cheap, but coil should not have died with only 55,000 miles on clock. 
Feb 2015

57700 mi

US $7
Plastic aerodynamic fairing underneath engine caught on piled up snow, tore loose, had to re-attach using original screws and some stainless steel (non-rusting) "fender washers" (cost aprox $5-$7) 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $200
Replaced Passenger Side drive axle (CV Joints) as one of the boots got torn, or just gave out. 
Oct 2017

74000 mi

US $28
Gas mileage down 20% or more. The fix was a new MAF (Mass Airflow Sensor). Remove wired connector, remove 2 screws, pull up and remove MAF. Install new on in reverse order. 
Dec 2017

74000 mi

US $90
Replaced original (2005) serpentine belt, also all pulleys, one pulley had worn bearings. Overall I consider this preventive maintenance. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
May 2015

150000 mi

US $400
Rechararge of AC system and efforts to identify location of leak. 
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

158000 mi

US $650
Engine warning light on. Replaced ignition coils Moon roof jammed, Replace broken cable drive and mounting bracket. 
Toyota Avalon in Arkansas, United States
May 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

69000 mi

US $225
Ignition coil #6 went out. All ignition coils were replaced along with spark plugs. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

31800 mi
Car was a sun baked Arizona Car. Purchased with issues dealer agreed to repair. - Headliner was falling down in rear. - Front and Read bumper were loose. - Front Radiator Bonnet was missing rivets. 
Nov 2015

33000 mi
Ignition coil on bank 1 bad. Check engine light. Dealer repaired it for free. 
Toyota Avalon in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Feb 2013

132500 mi

US $550
Replaced ignition coil 
Aug 2013

140300 mi

US $300
Dealer quoted nearly $2000 to repair the bar that came out from under the front seat tracks and the rear sunshade which suddenly won't work. I decided to not do it since the agebof the car makes it not worth it. The $300 is for tuneup. 
Toyota Avalon in Tennessee, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

59500 mi

US $150
replaced a coil pack  
Nov 2012

59900 mi

US $150
replaced a coil pack second month straight 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2017
Mar 2011

65000 mi
TSB's dealing with unintended acceleration, and replacing brake cylinder cups/fluid, and oil filter line. 3 separate items, all under the TSB's received from Toyota. 
Feb 2012

81400 mi
driver's side mirror was showing a double image in the reflection of lights, so had it replaced under the warranty program. 
Jun 2015

130000 mi

US $400
caliper pins sticking in one rear brake, replaced pads & rotors rear axle complete 
Nov 2015

136300 mi

US $460
Replaced front struts & springs 
Toyota Avalon in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

41000 mi

US $900
Ignition coils had to be replaced. 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

40000 mi
Car hesitated on accelerating repair covered under TSB for emission computer -new program, new sensors 4 hour job. 
Toyota Avalon in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2013
Oct 2011

147000 mi

US $500
Spark coil malfunctioned on one of the back cylinders causing check engine light to come on. Car still ran fine but we towed it just to be safe. Replaced all three rear spark coils because getting to them was difficult and expensive. 
Sep 2012

164000 mi

US $1230
Emission control system problem caused Check Engine & Traction Control lights to come on. Needed to replace one of three catalytic converters and an air/fuel sensor. 
Toyota Avalon in Illinois, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
Jun 2010

92000 mi

US $10
Condenser damaged by a stone, lost all oil. 
Jul 2010

94000 mi

US $50
Driver side front wheel bearing was failing. 
Jan 2011

101000 mi
Bad cell in battery; abs waking up overnight and draining battery. Dealer replaced battery, cleaned corrosion at ECM connection. 
Mar 2014

150000 mi

US $50
Leaking power steering hose. The mechanic replaced the clamp. 
Toyota Avalon in Arizona, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

70300 mi

US $800
Cylinder 1 and 3 coils failed. Replaced all coils and plugs. 
Toyota Avalon in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

43000 mi

US $360
Transmisson replaced for second time by dealer thru toyota Exhaust manifold replaced tsb, cat replaced tsb, system flashed twice 
Jul 2012

55500 mi

US $350
Smart key failed to operate car, Headlights worked but would not start. Car could not be jump started, FOB Battery good, so car on hock to dealer. After several hours it was determined that tghe auto battery had to be higher than 12.4 volts 
Sep 2014

68000 mi

US $400
Front brakes pads and rotors and one caliper 
Jul 2016

83300 mi

US $200
Rear Center Brake Light. Had to replace entire assembly, which involved removing the rear seat. 
Sep 2016

85000 mi

US $250
Replaced calipers, rotor and pads 
Mar 2017

86000 mi

US $75
20170315 exhaust heat shields rusted loose, resecured 
Toyota Avalon in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

36000 mi
hard shifting, hesitation when pressing accelerator until car actually responds.  
Toyota Avalon in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2011
Mar 2010

43000 mi
Several of the symbols suddenly lit, including the check engine, stability control, traction control and cruise control problem lights. The dealer said it was due to a defective gas cap. 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all Sedans
See TrueDelta's information for all Toyota models.

2005 Toyota Avalon Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2005 Toyota Avalon problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.